Fic recs

Jul. 2nd, 2016 01:52 am
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I had a conversation at VidUKon, not about vids (appalling, I know) but about fic. Specifically where to find the good stuff - who is reccing nowadays and where. While I do seem to get a lot of my fics from searching AO3 and sorting by bookmarks, I do still visit a few reccing journals and comms. I put a list together to share my pain love, and I thought it might be useful to you guys as well, so, without further ado...

Nemo's reclist of reccers.


The rec center (reccing newletter that has fic/art/vids/meta etc. Basically a mailing list and I do feel like I'm reaching back through time to fannish origins when reading this. It's great.)

Reccing comms:
[community profile] kink_finders
[community profile] fancake
[community profile] bestthingever
[livejournal.com profile] epic_recs 
[livejournal.com profile] het_reccers 
[community profile] gensplosion
[livejournal.com profile] recs 
[livejournal.com profile] recsrainbow 

Other people's reccing journals:
[community profile] ladybusiness (tag: recommendations:+fanwork) (also featured guest reccers)
[personal profile] kaytaylorrea (tag: fic+rec+monday)
[personal profile] kiki_eng
[personal profile] unfitforsociety 


If anyone has any more to add, please comment! (My only requirement is that they still update. Sporadically is fine, but no dead journals.)

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New layout. Sort of an interim thing until I can get to a computer and pretty it up a bit. The idea is to get something single colour that will work on a mobile since 90% of my Web browsing is done on my phone nowadays.

So I just finished rereading Force over Distance by Cleanwhiteroom and am feeling all adrift and sad and weird. It's a magnificent fic. Really wonderful, but very immersive. Complex and plotty and full of dramatic interpersonal relationship and character drama.

Plus I'm off to Spain tomorrow morning and I'm vaguely stressing about trains and flights and bookings. I'm travelling with a friend and we've never spent 10 days straight together before. I feel like 10 days is a fairly reasonable number. Not too long, not too short.

Anyway. Yeah, hello dreamwidth btw. I think I've neglected you far too much over the past years. I'm still reading fic after all. The least I could do is maintain my reccing.

We'll see.
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Wonder Woman
The comics recs, the animated series recs, the vid recs, the fic recs. ALL OF THEM. GIVE THEM TO ME

Creaspace
I thought it was interesting to notice how prevalent author intro credits are for the Creaspace vids. Very technically accomplished credits. But not just that, credits with their own music, which is often quite disconnected even jarring from the song. I feel like, in our culture of vidding, something like that would be a big no-no. You want the credits to be as seamless as possible, or else in some way complementary to the vid.

Lost Girl
A) There should be more Lost Girl vids.
B) where the fuck is Lost Girl right now? What the hell. I need more girl kissing on my tv. Orphan Black ended (NOT THAT I'VE FINISHED. DO NOT SPOIL ME. I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN.) And Orange is the New Black, also finished. Also I feel like there was way less girl kissing this season?

WHAT ELSE IS THERE. LESBIANS? ANYONE?


My vid recs are finally typed up, all: here @ nemo_recs. DW was being a bit weird so if anything looks wonky, let me know in comments.

Yeah that's all I got. Thoughts. Tired. Stuff. Haven't started vidding yet. *mumble mumble*...

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VIDUKON! I sort of wasn't sure about going this year, but then I looked at the con webpage and was like. OMG. YES. THIS OLD THING AGAIN. SIGN ME UP. So, I did.

ANYWAY. I totally want to do a panel or something again. The brainstorming post will go up soon, which is good, since I have nooo idea what I might do as I'm still in the awkward watcher-not-creator place. But whatever, IDK. Thoughts. Blah. Vids.



VIDS!

Much as I hate google's relentless drive to unite us all under google+ I have to say, having my youtube history saved has been really useful.

For the second time* this month I've been able to place an elusive song, the lyrics and singer of which I had completely forgotten. (The first was to try and find The Heavy to rec them to someone.) All I remembered was the useless, instrumental/vocal section, and typing "oh ohohh ohh" into google doesn't do all that much. Anyway, the song I was looking for was So Cold by Ben Cocks and I knew I'd first heard it on a youtube Potter vid. It's a good thing I try and centralise my fandom browsing under my fandom email though. The accidentally- signed-in-as-someone-else thing can be a pain. Especially because, and to go back to my previous, unite us all under google+ hate - I don't want my fannish browsing to come up under the farm's work email. It's not even my personal work email. It's the email for the entire business. It's so fucking annoying.

Anyway, I figured. I know I've probably recced most of these already. But there's never a wrong time to rec more Harry Potter vids.

So cold by Julia36229 - Despite this being the reason I started searching, it's actually not a favourite. it's got the classic youtube effects make over - blown out sound and contrast.

Harry Potter Feat. Glitch Mob by Grable424 - This one's just a really fun action-er

Never Fall Away by Grable424 - GODDAMN. THIS IS SO FUCKING DRAMATIC. I'M CRYING.

Breaking Point by niicoleelee - The name says it all. This just makes me want to cry.



VAMPIRES!

What would happen if all vampires from all canons got together in - let's face it - New Orleans.  )
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Do my thing The Heat - Very funny, great timing, solid character work.
Teardrop Hard Candy - Atmospheric, gorgeous, really captures the movie.
Toxic Feint My Immortal - IT'S MY IMMORTAL. HOW COULD I NOT REC THIS? (Also there is femslash?)
Lost Cause The Americans - Really makes me want to watch this, though seeing Keri Russell in Austenland also reminded me to look her up. But yes, vid. Drama, pain, angst, feels.
Ah ha Deep Blue Sea - DEEP BLUE SEA. WHERE THE SHARKS EAT THE PEOPLE.
Get Close Deep Blue Sea - NO SERIOUSLY. SHARKS.
Ah Mary Justified - Ava character study. I don't love it as much as [personal profile] sol_se's Black Dresses, but it is a solid character study and does chart Ava's development (corruption) very well.
Trouble Interview with the Vampire - Decadent vampires are sexy and evil. And wow were Cruise and Pitt young back then. And sexy and evil. And really really slashy. Fuck. I have to watch this again. (I especially love the break at around 00:56)
Snake Song Interview with the Vampire - And a completely different tone and portion of the movie, Lots of Louis pain though, that's a constant.
Lifeforms Never let me go - The emotion of this creeps up on you, and you get to the last part and the pace changes and suddenly the stark reality of their lives is right there and oof. It hits you right in the heart. Horrible no good tragic story GDI. (Also, I think Garfield's hair has it's own gravitational pull or something. 'Cos he just makes you want to hug him and hug him and hug him. Admittedly this still stands when he's bald as well so yeah fuck it. He's just doe eyed and adorable.)
Kneel before the Queen Snow White and the Huntsman - Really gorgeous, and great song choice. Very emotional as well, stirring, inspiring etc. Almost makes me want to see the movie, except I have a suspicion this vid is actually better.
I'm on Fire Stoker - Really gets into the fucked up relationship between Uncle Charlie and India. Very dreamy and slow and atmospheric. Gets right into your head. It's interesting, while the vid below feels much more polished technically, this vid certainly gave me the stronger emotional hit.
Paradise Circus Stoker - This is all motion and movement and beats. Interesting that the same source can give us two very differently styled vids. Completely different pace here to the first vid. The song choice and the way its been cut work perfectly.Lots of repetition and mirroring and in general very elegant visual work.


There are some good Masters of Sex vids in there, but I don't watch the show so I didn't get much out of them. Likewise I liked the Hanna vid set to a Metric track, but, like, what even was the point of that movie? IDK. I also spent the whole time I was watching the Much Ado vid (L.O.V.E.) trying to work out if Reed Diamond was in it (spoiler: [he is]) because he was in the first ep of The Shield, which I just started watching, (spoiler: [he dies]) and I really wanted him to be Red John in The Mentalist. (spoiler: [he wasn't]) and now I'm a bit obsessed with him. I also thought the P&P vid was pretty funny, but it did make me think of [personal profile] sisabet's Whatta Man which is just perfect. If Austen could approve of a vid, I think she'd approve of that one ("I think I wanna have your baby").
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This week I 'ave been mostly eatin'... chocolate cake: [adorkable], [angst], [au], [character study], [crossover-fusion], [hurt/comfort], [kid!fic], [long!fic], [outsider pov], [ptsd], [superpowered!character], [ust], [yummy happy], fandom: avengers, fandom: batman nolanverse, fandom: battlestar galactica, fandom: common law, fandom: harry potter, fandom: iron man, fandom: les miserables, fandom: merlin, fandom: once upon a time, fandom: star trek, fandom: teen wolf, pairing: gen, pairing: het, pairing: slash
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CAPSLOCK DISCWORLD FANCASTING (on [personal profile] synecdochic's DW)

OH MY FUCKING GOD )


Star Trek: Into Whiteness @ racebending
(see gifset at end.)

The point is John Cho )


Oh also, racism on tv. Newsflash.

Ask no questions, hear no lines by ienablu, Maria Hill fic. Really great Maria characterisation, and I can be picky about her.

Where I don't talk about the fic at all, but about SHIELD (tv) instead )

This Is Just To Say

I have killed
the characters
in the
icebox

though
they passed
the Bechdel test
Forgive me?

manpain
is so easy
and inspirational.


regender.com - MY NEW FAVOURITE THING. TAKE M/M + regender = INSTANT FEMSLASH! It changes names and everything.

(Thanks to [community profile] fail_fandomanon . Which is pure gold. btw. I thought it'd be all wank, which, it has some, but mostly it's gold. And fic recs)

A couple of trailers I missed in my last post:

'Byzantium' and 'The Company You Keep' )
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I don't really get the point of omega verse AUs. )


Shake it Out by Elandria Lore (Teen Wolf: Lydia)
I would like for this to happen. That's another thing about HBIC Lydia, it just skips over the bit where she has to deal with al the fucked up shit S2 put her through and actually, I quite like trauma fics.

Moves by [livejournal.com profile] sisabet (Teen Wolf: Stiles)
Aw Stiles

[tumblr.com profile] askmisspotts - So I went and asked a whole bunch of 'Dear Miss Potts...' questions. Because all questions should be asked politely, guys. (Mwahaha and someone seems to have copied my format. I shall spread stealth politeness through the entire interwebs. Mwahahaaaaa!)

Thor: The Dark World trailer
Basically just waiting for the Loki bit at the end. AH HIS HAIR. IT WAS DOWN, AND HE WAS WEARING A SHIRT AND HE LOOKS SO ADORABLE OMFG. And like, there are other people in this movie. OH OH ONE OF WHOM IS DARCY. FUCK YEAH. WHO APPEARED MORE THAN ONCE IN THE TRAILER, DAMN RIGHT SHE DID.

Teardrops by [livejournal.com profile] almostgaby (Inception: Mal/ensemble)
Why couldn't we have had this movie? The movie about Mal, who drew them in, who was the centre of all their worlds, who brought them all together then lost herself. (Feathers on my Breath by [livejournal.com profile] ifeelbetter is a wonderful, atmospheric fic written for the vid.)

BRB. CRYING NOW.

Defiance pilot

Spoilers under the cut )

So, my overall opinion, it looks good, but lacks substance. I'm willing to hold out, because early eps are often so, so shit. And pilots are always about the big battle bullshit. Honestly though, I love scifi, and I'm willing to forgive a lot provided I'm given aliens and/or spaceships.
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I've gone back to The Following, despite all the mutilation of women, and black guy dies first, and gay serial killers, and WOW. THIS SHOW JUST STOMPS ALL OVER MY PRINCIPLES. )

Have some fic:

quam sidera multa by [archiveofourown.org profile] MariposaenArullo
Ryan/Joe (dub-con/non-con)
"Joe purses his lips in an exaggeration of thinking. “You know,” he says slowly, “there is something I’ve been—hankering after, you might say, for a very long time.”"
A kiss for a secret. UNF.

Humble Bones by [archiveofourown.org profile] mytimehaspassed
Jacob/Paul, (Jacob/Emma)
"Joe gives him the name."
Little bit Jossed now, but still good and atmospheric despite that.

How it happens by [archiveofourown.org profile] ice_hot_13
"Paul gets everything he wants through a lie."
Tragic Paul. OH GAY SERIAL KILLERS. YOU GIVE ME ALL THE FEELS.

So, on my way in to London, saw the massive "lowcostholidays" billboard. Instantly thought of Red John. CREEPYFANTASTIC. 




This is exactly the fucked up Red John/Patrick Jane I was wanting. Non con. Obviously. Very non con. And fucked up. Because serial killers. Really people, get with the programme. Red John/Jane (Non-con/dub-con) and Aftermath by [personal profile] grenegome


OMG GUYS. FINAL REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT MENTALIST THOUGHT. )
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All the Other Ghosts, [livejournal.com profile] rainjoyous

OH MY FUCKING GOD.

This is not a story about Glee, guys, I'm not even in Glee, I barely know what these characters look like. This is a story about FANDOM. Fandom and fans and all the fucking awesome and all the fucking shit. It's about superheroes and people who are heroes and people who are fucking villains and victims and abusers and rescuers and fucking everything. Just. UGH. Words cannot express. Fucking read it, and then cry your fucking heart out.

IT'S THREE IN THE FUCKING MORNING. I AM SOBBING LIKE A FUCKING BABY. FANDOM. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?

THIS IS WHY I'M HERE. THIS IS WHY I'M FUCKING HERE.
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Snowstorm Nemo coming to the UK

The Other 11 Doctors: Genderswapped Doctor Who - Sort of related to my genderswap recs request earlier, though mostly it just makes me sad, especially the reported con audience reaction when Moffat asked about a female Doctor.

Dancing on the Edge has both Goode and Angel Coulby in. WIN. Plus Ejiofor who's pretty awesome. Why do I never know what's happening on TV?

... Wait, I know, it's because I don't have a TV. >_<. I should spend more time on iplayer.

Orwell was better than Huxley or Hemingway and why do we read the classics anyway. - Essay comparing Orwell with the both of them and how his visions of the future were more honest. Albeit not necessarily more correct.


Meta News )


Got my cousins hooked on BSG, sent them some fic recs (only three. I have NOT read enough BSG fic.) And then vid recs, and OH GOD. THESE THREE CHARACTER STUDIES.

FFFFF. I AM CRYING. UGLY. UGLY TEARS.

Glittering Cloud by TxlSplash:
BECAUSE BOOMER IS SO FUCKING TRAGIC. MAKE IT STOP.

Jolene by nicole_anelle:
BECAUSE I DON'T EVEN LIKE CALLY AND THIS STILL MAKES ME SADFACE.

Wicked Game by obsessive24:
BECAUSE DEE. FUCKING DEE AND FUCKING EVERYONE AND BILLY AND HER LOVES AND EARTH AND LIFE IS JUST NOT FAIR AND NOW I'M CRYING.
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Watched Waitress again. Loved it, so entirely women's pov, women's stories. Tough issues with a light and slightly surreal touch. Only nitpick is spoilers )

I've been listening to Just A Minute recently, and I was thinking about comedians and how doing a show like that is mostly about being quick-witted. It's all banter, you know? Hearing something, saying something sharp or funny or sarcastic without really having any time to think about it.

And then I started thinking about the Avengers Theatre AU and the Loki problem. I mean, flyting is basically a war of banter and 'your mum' jokes. Only with slightly more entrails and torture.

So, Loki the comedian. A comedian hired to be the villain in the panto, so we still get the villain thing.

I'm actually going to have to write this now aren't I?



I'm Glad You Came by shadowhisper

NOW I HAVE RUMBELLE FEELINGS ALL OVER AGAIN. EVEN STRONGERER THAN BEFORE.

GAH. I didn't even. That wasn't supposed to happen. Now I'm going to have to start watching it properly.



Trailers

mostly recs, a couple of anti-recs and some thoughts on race fail and remakes )

It's alive!

Oct. 2nd, 2012 11:29 pm
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Revenge -- I finally finished watching the last few eps of season one

JUST STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE AND DO NOT DO ANYTHING REVENGE-Y UNTIL I GET THERE. )



Worst way to find out your series has started its new season... SPOILERS ON FUCKING TUMBLR. MY EYES.THEY BURN.



Just putting this out there - I legitimately want a dreamatorium. No seriously, I'm not kidding. I want one.



The City and the City was absolutely fucking epic. It was amazing, I loved it. While the setting was far and away the best part, the plot was a solid crime drama, the main character was compelling and the sides were interesting.

As for Embassytown, the language elements were very interesting. The plot twisted in an unexpected way, but ultimately it didn't grab me in the same way The City did. I'm not sure I can pinpoint why, probably just that I found The City so compelling a setting, my expectations were perhaps too high?

I stand by what I said re-dictionary swallowing. Bloody Hell.

[Spoilers for The City] )

OMG

Was watching In the Bullpen by genusshrike (Natasha vid) which may well be the best thing since sliced bread, but then I see that scene near the end with Clint staring holes in Loki's head and Loki's eyeflick and then NATASHA WHISPERING SOMETHING IN CLINT'S EAR, AND HIS SHIT-EATING GRIN. And omg the amount of fucked up denial and fronting and PTSD fuckery in that threesome. YES FUCKING PLEASE. NATASHA CLINT AND LOKI TRAPPED IN A CAVE. BRING IT.



SFX in Brokeback mountain. (Also known as that CG sheep movie?)



Trailers )
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Pushing Tin, Bourne Legacy, Batman, Spiderman )



More thoughts about Natasha - )



Prometheus pre-quel. This is hilarious guys, you have no idea.

Teen Wolf/P&P fusion vid trailer. LOL FOREVERER. On a related note, is Sterek just a tease? I've read the meta, but I'm not convinced. Trusting a show to make a slash ship reality just seems so very impossible.

Also also, I'm only half way through S2 so DON'T SPOIL ME.



Legend of Korra (spoilers) )



Completely random webcomic rec -- This is utterly gorgeous. A very nifty idea. It's a short comic about an illustrator and his attempts to escape his editor. It uses folds and light and angles to create a 3D effect with just paper and pencil. Quite short. Worth a look.
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[community profile] veni_vidi_vids  have closed down, :( sadface forever. Where am I going to get my vid recs from now? A lot of people don't post to vidding

Anyone have a reccing newsletter or pinboarddiigodelicious thing they do? I'm so behind on the web 2.0 reccing scene, I have no idea how it works.



I love reading awesome feminist posts on the internet. But then I read the comments, and after the usual +1 positive stuff, comes the derailing and the plain awful -- The men who make it all about them, the Nice Guys, and then the women who've internalised all the same misgynistic crap and just regurgitate it back. UGH. MY GUTS. THEY ARE IN KNOTS. Example: The art of no, cont.



Req. hate on Natasha.

About face! )



Short Story recs by Aliette de Bodard

Immersion
Effects of Colonialisation and cultural hegemony? The ending made me cry (in a good way). This fic is clever and brilliant.

Scattered along the river of heaven
Revolution and the aftermath. Great world-building and dB does a good job of slipping the expo into the story. It takes place in the same universe as Immersion, but on different planets and stations with mostly different poeples (Galatic is mentioned in passing). The ending is sharp and clever.



Fandom wank:

Oh SPN fandom. Never stop.
Hiddles fans are just as cray cray.



All the How It Should Have Ended superhero clips on youtube are AWESOME. Is there banter filled fanfic from the HISHE superhero cafe? Because I WANT.

Also, this is basically the Chitauri fanfic I wanted in vid form.
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There's something awesome about those Gary Stu wish-fulfilment HP fics. )



Remember all that HP fic MSTing that used to go on? Remember pottersues? Remember when epic_rants had claws and wasn't just another reccing site? Remember weeping cock? (Wishing you didn't remember it now?) How about badfic_quotes? Or the mother of all fuck-ups, fandom_wank?

Looking over them, a lot seem to still be updating. I guess it's just my fault for drifting away from the dark and seedy underbelly of fanfic. WHAT WAS I THINKING?

((Posting about those two things together may or may not be related.))



Justified S1 rewatch )



Prometheus )
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A couple of film reviews:

Attack the Block and Tinker Tailor )

vids )



Natasha/Clint and thoughts. )

Justified question

Is Tim canonically gay? Is that too progressive for Justified? Is it fanon? Because I realised I was basically accepting it as fact in all Tim eps and IDK where exactly I got it from. It just seems like a thing that makes sense.



And on a completley different note, I found a couple of old posts where requireshate absolutely eviscerates Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series (here and here).

Yes, they are that awful, they're my terrible, bottom drawer, id-fic, shameful love, but they really are awful.

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